ICYMI: September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

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Vasectomy Not Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, September 21, 2016 (The New York Times)–A large new study has found no connection between vasectomy and prostate cancer.

Earlier reports had suggested a link between vasectomy and prostate cancer, but this new study was larger, analyzing data from 363,726 men enrolled in a large cancer-prevention study from 1982 to 2012, of whom 7,451 died of prostate cancer. The researchers also studied a subgroup of 66,542 men, 9,133 of whom were given prostate cancer diagnoses from 1992 to 2011 but did not die of the disease. The analysis is in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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